5023 Newport Ave. Bethesda – New Home To Be Built

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Price may no longer be accurate. call 301-370-6463 for building lot availability in Bethesda, Arlington, N.W.D.C., Chevy Chase, McLean and Potomac.

Many new home plans to choose. 7,569 sf building lot in Green Acres subdivision in Bethesda.

Panelized Framing vs. Stick Framing – Do You Want You Really Want Your Home Stick Framed?

Modular, prefab, stick, panel, these are all just different methods of construction.
And there are pluses and minuses with each.

For instance, on an addition or a renovation to an existing home, usually, the only
choice that makes any sense is to stick frame.

But when it comes to a new home, stick framing the entire home is probably not
the best option. Stick framing is probably a favorite method of most small builder.
But it has a lot of limitations when it comes to quality.

Watch these videos to see why (future posts will go over pros and
cons of modular and prefab methods):

Watch Part 1 here

Watch Part 2 here

Could It Be Perfect Timing for Purchasing A Home & What Home Buying Options Do You Have

With owning a home affordability getting better and home mortgage rates still near historic lows, the timing could be perfect for buying a new home. And in this relatively flat market or marginally up (at least inside the Washington DC beltway – Bethesda, Chevy Chase, McLean, Arlington, Falls Church – specifically) market, there are many options to consider. But before you start contemplating about the home style and number of bedrooms, here’s a real quick overview of some segments of the Maryland, Virginia Washington DC housing market.

1. “Resale” homes probably represent the biggest percentage of the market. Built years, or even decades ago, these homes were designed and built to reflect the requirements and the tastes of previous owners. They may be outfitted with outdated fixtures and technologies, and have poor construction. Buyers of these homes often fall in love with them for their character, their location or their “good-enough” fit with their needs, and accept the necessity of investing additional time and resources in remodeling and rebuilding.

2. “Spec” homes are built based on the speculation that a buyer can be found during or shortly after construction. These new homes may be designed with up-to-date floor plans and features to fit current preferences. When acquired before completion, a buyer may be able to select some finishing touches. But this type of home construction may also be designed to minimize cost and get the largest proceeds for the home builder, potentially leaving homeowners with less than the best materials and designs that are not as contemporary.

3.“Custom” homes are built according to the buyer’s specifications, usually on land they already own. While this type of new home construction embodies only ten percent of the market, it gives the homeowner the most control. Working with an “on your lot” custom home builder, the buyer determines all facets of home construction—from site selection to the home’s style, size and floor plan, types of windows and doors, flooring and siding, and all the details—cabinets, lighting fixtures, drawer pulls, paint colors, etc.
While “on your lot” home builders are sometimes thought of as large home builders, they can also accommodate today’s trend towards “right-sizing”. These days a custom home builder may work on smaller homes starting around 1500 square feet. Benefits include keeping material and labor costs to a minimum (potentially in the low $250,000 range), and customizable floor plans.
In keeping with price sensitive and “green” lifestyles, another benefit of working closely with a new custom home builder is the opportunity to incorporate the latest energy- and resource-efficient products and trends. Per the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), “Today’s homes are built twice as energy efficient as new homes a generation ago, making them more affordable (” The latest in energy-efficient materials¹ include windows with low-emittance (low-E) glass coatings, upgraded insulation, high efficiency HVAC systems, geo-thermal HVAC systems (check this new home in Falls Church with Geo Thermal ) house wraps and tight construction.
Federal tax credits for Consumer Energy Efficiency² may also be available for new home construction, covering 30% of the cost of materials and labor for systems such as geothermal heat pumps, solar water heaters, solar panels and residential fuel cells. Note that in order to qualify, these systems must be placed in service before the end of 2016.An added bonus for those considering purchases of custom homes—”Current costs (hbrnetwork.com/building-materials/construction-costs-profits-both-down-from-peak-levels.aspx) of building a new home are relatively low,”—according to Jason Dickens, president of the Athens Area Homebuilders Association. 2009 lumber and other material prices have dropped considerably when compared to 2005. “Right now is a very good time to build a house.”
Also, if you’d like to delve into modular home design and construction or prefabricated home building techniques, let us know. We have a new home line of semi-custom homes coming out in 2011.
So, while the acquisition of an existing “resale” or “spec” home will more than likely involve trade-offs, a custom home is a good option that offers real value in function, design and satisfaction—and the fulfillment of owning the home of your dreams.

New Custom Home Plan In Bethesda for 9000sf Lot

Here is a brand new custom home plan designed especially
for a shallow small lot. This is a great home plan for a two
or three person household, yet we have options to expand
this home plan to add rooms for a larger household.
This is new home plan is also ideal for shallow lots
and for home building lots that slope
front to back with a walk out basement.

Introducing a new home plan The Cabin John

New Home Plan Designed for a Bethesda Homeowner - The Cabin John

New Custom Home Plan In Bethesda

Here is a brand new custom home plan designed especially
for a shallow small lot. This is new home plan for a lot that slopes
front to back with a walk out basement.

Introducing a new home plan The Cabin John

New Home Plan Designed for a Bethesda Homeowner - The Cabin John

New Home To Be Built in Bethesda For $1M Includes Home & Land

Hurry – another new home for sale to be built.
Walt Whitman and Pyle School district
Rare opportunity to purchase a great home and great building lot for sale
in prime Bethesda!

The new Arts & Crafts Bethesda home for sale is our Marcey Home
Plan which is modeled after our award Winning Madison New Home Plan,
but a bit smaller. Take a look at the Madison Here
Here it is:

New Home on Great Building Lot in Bethesda

Great New Home Plan on 8000sf + Building Lot in Whitman School area


PAramount Construction announces new home in Bethesda for sale

New home for sale in Bethesda by Paramount Construction - 1st Floor Plan


Paramount Construction - The Marcey Floor Plan 2nd Floor

2nd Floor of The Marcey Home Plan



And to learn more about the cool Marcey home plan Call Now – 301-370-6463 and we’ll “walk you thru” The Marcey plan and give you a tour of the lot.


ANOTHER NEW HOME FOR SALE IN BETHESDA !!!

Please let us know below on what you think about this
floor plan. All comments are appreciated.

New Home Under Construction in the City of Falls Church

Here is a custom home in the City of Falls Church. This home is designed with features such as geo-thermal heating and cooling system, energy star appliances, energy star windows.
The new home is located 2 blocks from the retail section in the City of Falls Church. This proximity to stores and shopping contributes to LEED points.

City of Falls Church  New Home

The Falls Creek New Home Plan is Under Construction in the City of Falls Church


custom new home in the City of Falls Church

Framing using panelized construction techniques

New Bethesda Home To Be Built on 9000 SF Lot in Whitman Area for Under $1.1M (Land & New Home)

Hurry – this new home for sale to be built is NOT listed in the MRIS…yet.
That means the Bethesda building lot price is about 6% (Realtor commissions)
lower than if the property ends up for sale in the MRIS.
Get in Early on this combination of a great home and great building lot for sale
in prime Bethesda!

The lot is in the Walt Whitman HS area and is in a neighborhood
near Whittier Blvd. The new Bethesda home for sale is our Marcey Home
Plan modeled after our award Winning Madison New Home Plan, but a bit smaller.

Here it is:

New Home on Great Building Lot in Bethesda

Great New Home Plan on 8000sf + Building Lot in Whitman School area


PAramount Construction announces new home in Bethesda for sale

New home for sale in Bethesda by Paramount Construction - 1st Floor Plan


Paramount Construction - The Marcey Floor Plan 2nd Floor

2nd Floor of The Marcey Home Plan



Call Now – 301-370-6463 and we’ll “walk you thru” The Marcey plan and give you a tour of the lot.


ANOTHER NEW HOME FOR SALE IN BETHESDA PRICED COMMISSION FREE – YOU SAVE!!!

Please let us know below on what you like and don’t like about
the floor plan. All comments are appreciated.

New Custom Home Plan In McLean Reflects Owners Vision

This custom home was designed to fit naturally into the 3 acre wooded building site in McLean, Virginia. Our

goal was to meld the home into the natural wooded setting and to capture the phenomenal views on all sides of the property.

The home was designed so the owner could live and entertain on the first floor and have bedrooms for her

grand children on the 2nd floor. So we created a casual, yet elegant, open floor plan on the first floor.

We designed built-ins with an open feel to divide the dining room from the family room. And the

built-ins around the fireplace we were able to provide focal points and at the same time create and warm

and cozy feeling.

Rooms were laid and organized with the objective of maximizing the wooded views from every room.

This first floor is ideal for entertaining and convenient for the owner to retire to her bedroom suite off

the entry foyer.

The owner also wanted to have a special space just for her grandkids where they could play yet provide

privacy for her. So we created a second floor “kids-family room”. This space could be converted to a

fourth bedroom in the future.

We designed a custom marble curved sink in the powder room. The idea was

To create a unique touch that would set the room off and give it an elegant feel.

Woodmode cabinets in the this new home in McLean add special focal point

Woodmode cabinets in the this new home in McLean add special focal point

McLean new home has 8 foot exterior doors

McLean new home has 8 foot exterior doors




The homeowner was very involved in all of the decisions and materials selections.
Her sophisticated tastes and style are reflected through out the home. Here is n example of
this custom designed sink in the powder room.

Powder room with custom designed sink with marble top

Powder room with custom designed sink with marble top

Here are some of the Features and materials used in this new McLean custom home:

Transitional Style Architecture
Nichiha Sierra Premium Shake Panels
WoodMode cabinets
5 inch clear Maple custom stain color with tung oil finish
ergonomically designed vanity in powder room
Trey ceilings master bedroom, foyer dining room
Custom architectural millwork
10 foot ceilings
2×6 panelized framing
Zip wall system
Second Floor family room/Kids Lounge
Master suite on first floor
Expansive 360-degree views
PVC cornice

New Construction Homes in McLean Virginia – Another Award Winner

Here is a wonderful custom designed new home on 3 acres in McLean. The home design
was created to capture the tremendous views on every side of the home.

The master suite is on the first floor. The ceilings are 10 feet on the main level.
Five inch clear maple floors with custom wood floor stain are one of the many
custom features which set this home apart.

The powder room has a custom designed marble sink. The homeowner was deeply
involved in the entire design process and her refined tastes and sensibilities
are reflected in this custom home.

The structure was designed and engineered using panelized wood framing
techniques. The framing package was fabricated and the panels were assembled
in an indoor facility and then shipped out to the site and erected.

There are lots of custom WoodMode builtins which provide function and design
elements which add to the custom feel of the home.